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Research - Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome

Professor SK Chung, Department of Anatomy
Prof Bernard MY Cheung, Department of Medicine


Name of Member Membership
School of Biomedical Sciences  Dr King-Ho Cheung Investigator
Professor Sookja K  Chung Investigator
Dr Man-Lung Fung Investigator
Professor Ronald A Li Associate
Professor Fai Tang Associate
Dr George L  Tipoe Investigator
Dr Nai-Sum Wong Investigator
Dr Kwok-Ming  Yao Associate
Anaesthesiology Dr Zhengyuan  Xia Investigator
Medicine Professor Karen SL Lam Investigator & Director
Dr Kenneth Cheng Investigator
Professor Bernard MY Cheung Investigator
Dr Jo Jo SH Hai  Investigator
Professor SL  Ho Investigator 
Dr Ruby  Hoo Investigator
Professor Mary  Ip Investigator
Professor CP  Lau Associate
Dr Paul CH Lee Investigator
Professor Kathryn  Tan Investigator
Professor HF Tse Investigator & Deputy Director
Dr Angela  Wang Associate
Dr Chi-Ming  Wong Investigator
Professor Aimin   Xu Investigator
Obstetrics & Gynaecology Dr Karen KL  Chan Associate
Professor Grace  Tang Investigator
Ophthalmology Professor David  Wong Associate
Dr Bonnie Choy Investigator
Dr Rita Gangwani Investigator
Dr Wico Lai Associate
Dr Qing Li Investigator 
Dr Amy  Lo Investigator
Dr Kendrick  Shih Investigator
Dr Ian  Wong Investigator
Orthopaedics & Traumatology Dr WY Ip Investigator
Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Professor YF  Cheung Investigator
Professor LCK  Low Associate
Pathology Professor Sidney Tam Associate
Pharmacology & Pharmacy Dr Esther Chan Investigator
Dr Ching-Lung Cheung Investigator
Dr George PH  Leung Investigator
Dr Susan WS  Leung Investigator
Professor Ricky YK Man Associate
Dr Eva  Tang Investigator
Dr Yu  Wang Investigator
Dr  Connie Woo Investigator
Professor Paul  Vanhoutte Associate
Psychiatry Professor Eric  Chen Associate
Dr May Lam Associate
School of Nursing Dr Angela  Leung investigator
Dr Patsy  Chau Associate
School of Public Health Professor Richard  Fielding Associate

Existing research projects

  • Adipose tissue inflammation in the initiation of obesity-related insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases

  • Adipocyte fatty acid binding protein: functions & regulation

  • Adipokines and hepatokines as novel diagnostic markers and therapeutic targets for the metabolic syndrome and other obesity-related medical complications.  

  • Adiponectin biology and signal transduction.

  • Discovery of novel metabolic pathways using proteomics and lipidomics approaches.

  • Hypoxia inducible factor 1a as a mediator of obesity-induced problems

  • Genetic approaches to understand the pathogenesis of diabetic neuropathy

  • Role of ischemic, osmotic and oxidative stress genes in diabetic complications

  • Role of GAP and GEF proteins in insulin resistance, diabetes and obesity

  • Screening for diabetic retinopathy

Meetings/ seminars held
Nov 12, 2005 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome research theme group meeting
May 6, 2005 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome research theme group meeting
Jun 24, 2006 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome research theme group meeting
July 6, 2005 Topic: Physiological and pathophysiological functions of the polyolpathway, a glucose metabolic
Member: Dr SSM Chung, Department of Physiology
Topic: Approaches to study biological actions of pharmacological agents
Member: Dr SWS Leung, Department of Pharmacology

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